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when should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start.
Answered on Sep 30, 2012

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